Do you ever look in the mirror and ask yourself what happened to the person you use to be? With kids, marriage, and work, you can easily forget what made you…well, YOU! At a recent event I attended, we had to do a project that consisted of us putting together collages that represented different things in our lives. I originally planned not to attend this event because frankly, I’m burned out when it came to “conferences” and anything that’s similar to one, but I decided to bite the bullet and go plus it was in town so why not!
The three topics we touched on were: things that we were struggling with in our lives, what we would like to achieve, and what would be the outcome. Here is my collage
The front of my board basically was about what I’m dealing with in my life right now. Needing help, finding balance, wanting words of encouragement, trying to better my relationship with my husband, wanting peace in my life, needing a makeover and to lose weight, and wanting to smile more…are all of the things I’m struggling with at this very moment. When you turn the board over, you’ll see
Here you will find me motivating myself to pursue dreams and stop waiting around. You will also see how color inspires me. I found phrases that inspire me like “ never let a period take center stage” and “bedtime is not for sleeping”. The first phrase “never let a period…” made me think of some personal feelings and things that I went through with a few bloggers that literally made me want to walk away from blogging. It made me realize that I can’t let one “period” in my life dictate what I was going to do the rest of my life. The second phrase “bedtime is not for sleeping” made me think of Janell and how she works hard after the kids are put to bed and early before they awake in the morning. Hard work is the key to getting what you want out of life so I can’t spend hours sleeping
The last image of the designer sitting in the chair…well, that represents me! It represents the day that I ‘arrive’ for lack of a better word! After all the hard work, after all of the ups and down, at the end of the day I will arrive and none of what I’m going through now will matter except but to encourage others with a similar story to let them know that no matter what they are going through, they can arrive too!
It’s hard staying true to who you are and not letting other people and situations bring you down, but if you can just remember who you are or who you were, it is possible to get back there. Do you remember you?!